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|New York City Human Rights ‘Tester’ Law Set to Uncover Discrimination in Hiring|
Richard I. Greenberg, Jason A. Zoldessy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015City anti-discrimination agents posing as job applicants will soon be knocking on employers’ doors in the five boroughs to ferret out discrimination in hiring practices. Seeking to strengthen the New York City Human Rights Commission’s transparency in enforcing the New York City Human...
|New York City Council Tightens Employers’ Use of Credit Information of Applicants, Employees|
Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, David S. Greenhaus, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015Legislation being touted as the strictest in the country has been passed by the New York City Council prohibiting employers generally from requesting or using the consumer credit histories of applicants or employees for employment purposes, or otherwise discriminating against applicants or...
|New City of Seattle Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances go into Effect|
Rachel M. Bowe, Catharine M. Morisset, Bryan P. O'Connor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015The highly anticipated and much-discussed Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance (SMC Ch. 14.19) increases the minimum wage for all employees who perform work within Seattle’s geographic boundaries. The equally significant, but less-publicized, Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance (Ch. 14.20 SMC) addresses...
|Confidentiality Agreements May Violate Dodd-Frank Act|
Richard J. Cino, V. John Ella, David R. Jimenez, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015Among other things, the DFA established the statutory framework for the SEC’s whistleblower program. After developing and implementing the program, the SEC said that it would turn its focus to employer agreements — whether separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, or other...
|District of Columbia Ban-the-Box Law Traps Employers|
Robin C. Terry, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015The Act requires employers to remove criminal background questions from all job application forms and restricts employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. (For more information, see our article, District of...
|EEOC Clarification on Workplace Wellness Programs Advances|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015According to the EEOC’s March 20 announcement, the proposed rule would amend the regulations implementing the equal employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act to address the interaction between Title I of the ADA, prohibiting employment discrimination, and financial...
|Virginia Limits Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requiring, requesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to disclose the username and password to the individual’s social media account. The new law, signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe on March 23, 2015, also...
|OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules|
Bradford T. Hammock, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency...
|Mining Industry Coalition Opposes Proposed Civil Penalty Rule Changes under Mine Act|
Henry Chajet, Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Opposing a proposed Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rule changing the civil penalty assessment formula for violations of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (30 CFR Part 100) to ratchet up penalties, a coalition of mining industry companies, represented by the Jackson Lewis’...
|California Paid Sick Leave: What You Need to Know for 2015|
Susan E. Groff; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015California has joined a growing number of jurisdictions mandating employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, including part-time and temporary workers.